Y'all....4 years ago this week I was going through major changes. I had just finished up with my high school teaching position, I was officially graduating from GSU and also starting my new position as an elementary school art teacher at 2 different section 8 title 1 schools........I had no idea what I was doing (or how I was to pay my rent that month), but I was confident I was headed the right direction and felt like for the first time I was in harmony with my life. (And not the lost creative soul I normally felt like.)
Well, it's been a CRAZY 4 years at my school and I've learned and grown more as a person than I thought was possible. This job has taught me so much and shown me just how passionate + resilient I can be. I am so thankful for all I have learned about people, teaching, myself and life overall! I have more respect for the teaching profession than any other out there (it's not for the faint of heart)!
But all good things must end, isn't that how it goes?! Well not to be dramatic but....💁🏼
This will be my last week teaching in the classroom. I've decided it's time for me to confidently walk in the direction that my dreams are taking me now. I knew this year would be my last, as this past year I have spread myself WAY too thin. However, an opportunity too good to pass up has came about, and I'm taking it!!! So that means I'm leaving a little earlier than expected! (Yes, I'm staying in Atl)
Life is such a crazy and scary ride people!...but I've learned to be bold and go after the things that seems the scariest (and most unrealistic at times) to me...because they truly are the most rewarding, in oh so many ways!
So, I thought it was time to share this news with you all- as you may not know it....but those of you who have read, support and followed along with this blog since I started it in 2013, are a HUGE factor in making all these dreams of mine come true. On my lowest hardest days this space, this community gave me a place to turn to and express myself freely and I could never express how much that means to me. 😁😘💕
So THANK YOU + happy Monday!!! :) And cheers to living the life we have always imagined! 🍻💕
And yuh know, I'll be taking on more freelance projects now soooo...... HIRE ME and let me help your vision come to life!😘😁💕
As promised, today is giveaway day!!! I am so excited to have teamed up with SPGBK Wood Watches to giveaway this wooden watch pictured here :) Keep reading below to see exactly how you are going to enter to win it!
Remember, this is apart of 12 days of giveaways- so make sure you check out the 11 other ladies that I got together with so we all could make this happen for our lovely readers this holiday season! We are each giving away something different, and all of the gifts so far have been great, I wish I could win!
Your Hosts from left to right
// Gilty As Charged // My Friend Court // Life Styled Atlanta // Fashion to a T // Choose to be Happy // Casual Claire // Happily Hughes // The Samantha Show
PS. Don't miss the other Giveaway's going on now and the ones coming soon! They all end on December 12th so enter today!!
Dec 1st: The Samantha Show
Dec 2nd: Fashion to a T
Dec 3rd: Verbal Gold Blog
Dec 4th : Eating with Erica
Dec 5th: Gilty As Charged
Dec 6th: Casual Claire
Dec 7th: Me!
Dec 8th: Happily Hughes
Dec 9th: Kale Me Kelly
Dec 10th: My Styled Atlanta
Dec 11th: Peachfully Chic
Dec 12th: Choose to be Happy
Best of luck to everybody + Happy Holidays!
Psst! : Be sure to check out my online shop, I've got SOO many great deals going on right now!
I just wanted to pop in real quick to tell you about a giveaway that I am doing with 11 other [local] Atlanta bloggers!
Each day a new blogger gal has teamed up with a company to giveaway a different gift of $50 + value. We are all giving away something different + that we personally love :)
I will be hosting the giveaway on Dec. 7th, so make sure to mark your calendar to see what I will be giving away.
Also, go ahead and make sure you are following each gal so you don't miss your chance to win something this holiday season!
***To be clear : all giveaways are opened until Dec. 12th
Choose to Be Happy // Happily Hughes // Fashion to a T // The Samantha Show // Kale Me Kelly // Eating with Erica // Peachfully Chic // Life Styled Atlanta // Gilty as Charged // Casual Claire // Verbal Gold Blog
Psst! : As promised after a little break from it....Here is the #MakeYourMarkDEC daily doodle calendar!!! I've been super behind lately, so my apologies on it being a few days late- but at least we will have time to catch up over the weekend!
If your new around here, check out past months of this monthly art challenge here.
***Ive got to update this page. Recent months haven't been added. Ooopss- its been real busy.
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